Daily Revolt

January 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton Wins New Hampshire

She is still alive. The classic Clinton dishonest tactics has prevailed again, this time for Hillary Clinton. The fake tears did it for her.

The AP has projected Hillary the winner in New Hampshire:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire's Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House. Sen. John McCain powered past his Republican rivals and back into contention for the GOP nomination.

Clinton's victory capped a comeback from last week's third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and raised the possibility of a long battle for the party nomination between the most viable black candidate in history and the former first lady, who is seeking to become the first woman to occupy the Oval Office.

[...]After Iowa, Clinton and her aides seemed resigned to a second straight setback. But polling place interviews showed that female voters - who deserted her last week - were solidly in her New Hampshire column.

She also was winning handily among registered Democrats. Obama led her by an even larger margin among independents, but he suffered from a falloff in turnout among young voters compared with Iowa.

Women won it for Hillary:
In the Democratic race, Clinton — vying to become the first female president — won nearly half the women's vote while Obama got only about a third. In Iowa, Obama had narrowly edged out Clinton among women. Lower-income voters and senior citizens also favored Clinton. Obama hopes to become the first black president, but there were few black voters in Iowa or New Hampshire.

From the NY Times:
In the end, she survived because registered Democrats preferred her to Senator Barack Obama, though independents went for him, according to exit polls. And she benefited from strong support among women, a constituency that she worked hard to appeal to in the campaign’s final days here.

Mrs. Clinton is now likely to be able to appeal to donors for more money for what is shaping up as a protracted battle against Mr. Obama. The internal squabbling about her campaign’s management and strategy is likely to be quieted. And she will no doubt go forth making the obvious comparison: that just like her husband 16 years ago, she is now well positioned to battle her way to the nomination.

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